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  • Trip introduction

    Trek across dense forests, explore the site of an historic fort and catch views of a gorgeous landscape. On this trek to Vikatgad, you'll make your way over a relatively easy route, that'll take you through a few rough patches of uphill terrain. You'll navigate narrow trails littered with boulders and intersected by river streams and waterfalls. Upon reach the site where the Vikatgad Fort once stood, you'll spend time exploring the old ruins and visiting the temple now marking the site. From the top, you'll view a magnificent panorama with the forts of Irshaal, Prabalgad and Malangad in the distance. A great way to spend a day indulging in outdoor adventures, this trek is perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    NOTE: Travellers are advised to bring their own packed lunch, since the meal package includes only breakfast.

    Destination

    Also as the Peb Fort, the Vikatgad Fort stands atop the mountains of the Sahyadri range at 2,100 feet. Located close to Neral, the site of the fort is a popular destination for trekking enthusiasts due to easy accessibility from Mumbai. Little is known about the fort itself, but the route taken to reach the fort is filled with thrilling curves over mountain slopes with steep valley cliffs. Monsoon rains ensure the entire turn is beautified with sprawling grasslands.

    Destination highlights

    Escape from the city to explore the hills on this Vikatgad Fort trek. | Climb up to an altitude of 2,100 feet in the Western Ghats. | Catch gorgeous views of forest and mountains in the Sahyadri range. | Undertake a relatively easy trek on a short itinerary.

    Activity Details

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    4 hrs

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    Trip details
  • Trek to Vikatgad Fort!

    Report at the Neral railway station by 09:30 hrs. You may board a local train to Khopoli departing CSMT railway station by 07:53 hrs to arrive at the pick-up point on time. From Neral, you'll travel to the base village of the trek in private vehicles. After reaching the village just before noon, you'll begin trekking and ascend to the Vikatgad Fort. An exhausting 2-hr trek later, you'll arrive at the fort and spend some time at the top.

    Make your way back to the base village along the same path, and return back to Neral in vehicles. You'll arrive at the Neral railway station by 17:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends by early evening.

    Your trek to Vikatgad Fort begins as you arrive at the Neral railway station by 09:30 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast, served at the base village before beginning the trek. Please carry a packed lunch that you can have after arriving at Vikatgad. Your trip ends as you arrive back at Neral railway station by early evening.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Neral

    Neral

    09:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 3 days prior to departure of the Vikatgad Fort trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made on or less than 3 days prior to departure of the Vikatgad Fort trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Vikatgad Fort.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Vikatgad Fort.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers may board the local train to Khopoli departing CSMT railway station by 07:53 hrs and arrive at Neral railway station by 09:30 hrs. Tardiness is arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Vikatgad Fort to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Neral-Neral in private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle

    • Vegetarian breakfast
    • Services of experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from base city to Neral

    • Lunch
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Slippers, sandals and non-trekking footwear
    • Restrictive or uncomfortable apparel

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle for transport from Neral-Neral

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Packed lunch
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit